Posts tagged "Jessye Norman"

Woman's History Month: The designer behind the iconic Playboy Bunny costume

Woman's History Month: The designer behind the iconic Playboy Bunny costume
Zelda Wynn Valdes was an influential African American fashion designer perhaps best known for helping to create the iconic Playboy Bunny costume. She grew up in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania where she began her professional career working in her uncle’s White Plains, New York tailoring shop.  Around the same time, Valdes began working as a stock girl... Read more »

Vanessa Williams and Jessye Norman shine at Chicago Urban League Dinner

Andrea Zopp, UL president, Vanessa Williams and Jessye Norman.
The Chicago Urban League (CUL) hosted its 53rd Annual Golden Fellowship Dinner themed, Opportunity, Community, Impact: A Movement that Matters at the Hilton Chicago recently.  Andrea L. Zopp, CUL President/CEO, highlighted some of the organization’s success stories over the past year but challenged the crowd of more than 1,700 guests to do more to improve... Read more »